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Conference details

Over 400 industry experts will present new solutions and innovations for the future in 60+ conference sessions broken up in 13 tracks offering full conference attendees a chance to earn 11 PDH credit hours.
Content will be presented in three ways: panel sessions, technical papers and poster presentations.
The conference sessions are organized into multiple concurrent session tracks.

Asset Resilience and Sustainability

ASSET RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY

Panel Sessions

Track Chair | John Etzel, Deputy Chief, Operations, USACE

Seasoned managers share lessons learned and new insights to arrive at sound, profitable solutions to asset management challenges.  The six sessions in this track will help you address key asset management issues, with a goal towards improving the bottom line.bfvvdydecxvu

Who Should Attend:

Consultants, Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers, Generation Managers, Hydroelectric Department Managers (Engineering, Communications, Finance and Human Resources), Managers of Hydroelectric Assets, Production Managers

Civil Works and Dam Safety

CIVIL WORKS AND DAM SAFETY

Panel Sessions

Track Chair | Richard Donnelly, Principal Consultant, Hatch

What are the best practices or methods for managing safety issues related to dams and civil structures?
Attendees learn from dam owners, managers and regulators about products, programs, and approaches in use today.  Explore practical ideas that will help you manage the maintenance or modification of civil components.

Who Should Attend:
Civil/Structural Engineers, Consultants, Dam Safety Managers and Regulators, Maintenance Supervisors, Operations Supervisors, Project Managers, Service Contractors

 

 

Civil Works and Dam Safety

EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

Technical Papers

Track Chair | Steve Poteet, Senior Project Mananger, HDR

Technical papers presented in this track focus on all things equipment, such as controls, bearings, generators, turbines, instrumentation and more. In addition, speakers cover innovative ideas and new technology.

Who Should Attend:
Electrical Engineers, Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers, Managers of Hydroelectric Assets, Mechanical Engineers, O&M Personnel, Project Owners, Safety Specialists, Technical Staff

 

 

MHK

MARINE AND HYDROKINETIC ENERGY

Panel Sessions

Track Chair | Rick Williams, Director, Columbia Region, Leidos Maritime Solutions

Experts cover the more technical aspects of marine hydrokinetics worldwide and is intended to supplement some of the higher-level information being presented at other MHK conferences.

Who Should Attend:
Device Developers, Technical Staff, Supply Chain Companies, Heads of R&D, University Personnel, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Potential Installers

 

 

Market Trends and Strategies HydroVision

MARKET TRENDS AND STRATEGIES

Technical Papers

Track Chair | Steve Poteet, Senior Project Manager, HDR

Significant changes in the global marketplace are affecting hydropower generation and development. Technical paper authors will discuss development opportunities, pumped storage, small hydro and the rehabilitation market.

Who Should Attend:
Attorneys, Business Development Specialists, Consultants, Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers, Financiers/Lenders/Insurers, Hydroelectric Department Managers (Engineering, Communications, Finance and Human Resources), Project Managers

 

 

New Development

NEW DEVELOPMENT

Panel Sessions

Track Chair | Norman A. Bishop, Senior Executive Project Engineer, Knight Piesold and Co.

Where do promising new opportunities for hydroelectric development exist?  What types of development approaches can serve as successful models for emerging hydro throughout the world?

These sessions examine the major forces that are moving new hydro forward and explore solutions to the challenges faced along the way.

Who Should Attend:
Business Development Specialists, Consultants, Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers, Financiers/Lenders/Insurers, Project Developers, Project Owners

 

 

Operations and Maintenance

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

Panel Sessions

Track Chair | Tom Brittain, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Black and Veatch

Every aspect of hydro plant operations and maintenance contribute to its success.
Hydropower’s most innovative and progressive O&M managers share their approaches to cutting costs, improving equipment longevity and performance, and increasing worker safety.

Who Should Attend:
Consultants, Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers, Maintenance Supervisors, O&M Personnel, Operations Supervisors, Plant Managers and Superintendents, Project Managers, Safety Specialists, Service Contractors



Policies and Regulations

POLICIES AND REGULATIONS

Panel Sessions

Track Co-Chairs | Randy Dorman, Project Manager, Kleinschmidt Associates
                               Kevin Young, President, Young Energy Services

Experts share their perspectives on policy and regulatory initiatives in their regions.  The track offers perspectives from throughout the world on hydro policy, with some sessions that focus specifically on U.S hydro policies and regulations.  Attendees learn licensing requirements, and strategies to help them navigate the licensing process quickly and efficiently.

Who Should Attend:
Attorneys, Business Managers, Compliance Managers, Consultants, Electricity Supply Regulators, Financiers, Hydro Generation Managers, Independent System Operators, Owners of Hydroelectric Assets, Regulators, Resource Agency Representatives, Tribal Representatives

 

 

Project Management and operations at HydroVision

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS

Technical Papers

Track Chair | Steve Poteet, Senior Project Manager, HDR

Managing and operating hydroelectric projects is an ongoing challenge. The technical papers presented here focus on a variety of issues of this nature, including planning and forecasting, power system stability, risk assessment, and transmission issues.

Who Should Attend:
Electricity Supply Regulators, Generation Managers, Maintenance Supervisors, O&M Personnel, Operations Supervisors, Plant Managers and Superintendents, Production Managers, Project Owners

 

 

Social and environmental at HydroVision

SOCIAL/ENVIRONMENTAL

Technical Papers

Track Chair | Steve Poteet, Senior Project Manager, HDR

Authors present technical papers on a variety of topics related to the environmental and social aspects of hydropower plants and their operations, including climate change, fish habitat and protection, and tribal/indigenous peoples perspectives.

Who Should Attend:
Compliance Managers, Consultants, Resource Agency Representatives, Service Contractors, Special Interest Group Representatives, Tribal Representatives, University Personnel, Water Resources Attorneys

 

 

Water Resources

WATER AND ENVIRONMENT

Panel Sessions

Track Co-Chairs | Michael E. Murphy, Vice President, Hydropower, TRC Solutions
                               Lisa Larson, Associate Vice President, HDR

The allocation and management of water resources is complex.
Experts provide solutions to challenges and share insights about water resource negotiations, the impact of climate change, and new tools for reservoir management.

Who Should Attend:
Consultants, Environmental Specialists, Project Owners, Special Interest Group Representatives, Water Resources Attorneys, Water Resource/Watershed Managers

 

 

Water Management and Movement at HydroVision

WATER MANAGEMENT AND MOVEMENT

Technical Papers

Track Chair | Steve Poteet, Senior Project Manager, HDR

From basin-wide planning to flood protection to water resource management, these technical paper authors cover a wide range of topics related to managing and moving water at dams and hydropower plants.

Who Should Attend:
Civil/Structural Engineers, Dam Safety Managers and Regulators, Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers, Project Owners, Project Managers, Service Contractors

 

 

Poster Galleries

POSTER GALLERIES

Track Chair | Paul Bernhardt, Program Manager – Power Generation, Mesa Associates

These visual presentations highlight concepts that are more effectively communicated with pictures or highly specialized topics that may be better-suited to small group or one-on-one discussions. They present a unique opportunity to meet with the author (during the first session each day) to get your questions answered in person.